Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

Winery Grower Tasting Room Tasting by Appointment Custom Crush Facility




Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 11am to 5pm. We are open for sales everyday. Please call to inquire about tasting on a sales only day!

Tasting Fee


Contact Info

805-594-1318 ph
805-594-0178 fx



178 Suburban Rd
San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
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Stephen Ross Dooley

Background: I grew up in the upper Midwest and call Minnesota “home”. My mother was a geography professor and dean, and I have two siblings. I attended Mankato State University and the University of California, Davis, to earn a degree in Enology. I spent 10 years making wine in the Napa Valley, two harvests “down under” in South Africa and Australia, before coming to the Edna Valley, where I worked for others for seven years, and then launched Stephen Ross in 1994. I met Paula in 1989, married in 1995, and we have two incredible kids.

Wine Inspiration: Turning sunlight into wine – I get to make it, and yet it makes itself – all part of the science, artistry, agriculture and magic of winemaking. Really, it is all I ever wanted to do.

Hobbies: Drinking good wine and enjoying good food, woodworking, running, swimming and gardening.

What I Do: It would be easier to say “What I don’t do at the winery.” You name it, I do it; from winemaking to wineglass polishing…